There is a lot of competition with Westchester NY homes for sale. During this major housing recession we’ve learned that aggressively promoting the home from top to bottom is extremely important.
When I list a home I tell the seller a hard truth that permeates this market whether you are listing at the high end in Scarsdale or Larchmont to a small coop in downtown White Plains. That truth is that buyers are demanding and LAZY….Seriously, most buyers just don’t want to lift a finger to do anything. The thought of sweat equity has been left in the dustbin of the bull market along with no-doc, low-doc and stated income loans.
Given this atmosphere – where buyers are skimming the cream and leaving the rest – we think often of bringing in stagers to achieve a depersonalized move-in ready feel to a home. People make upgrades just to sell a home. New kitchens and baths are often installed just to appeal to buyers. But what about that all-important first impression? Before people even enter your Westchester home? Curb appeal is very powerful and if you miss out on plantings during this summer market – you are missing an opportunity – and perhaps leaving money on the table.
The photos inserted between these paragraphs were taken in Larchmont NY on a cloudy day. The gardens were warm and welcoming – They enhanced the homes without detracting them or upstaging them. Splashes of color here and there made for a terrific first impression. Note also the use of hanging baskets, and planters near the front door. They add a splash of color while helping define entry.
Enjoy the photos and enjoy your yard. Remember that these homes are not for sale – which is a reminder that planting a garden for you own enjoyment is job- one. The fact that they enhance the home in a buyers eye when you sell it – is an added bonus.
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